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Tom Hiddleston apologises for his Golden Globes acceptance speech after heavy backlash.

It was meant to be a heartfelt acceptance speech paying tribute to those who work hard to make the lives of people living in South Sudan better.

But, that’s not the way the world saw it, and Tom Hiddleston has been forced to issue an online apology after he was mocked mercilessly online.

After thanking those he worked with on The Night Manager, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries/Television Film, Hiddleston said he wanted to tell the audience a “quick story”.

“I recently went to South Sudan…with the United Nations Children’s Fund…there’s a terrible situation happening for children,” he said.

Tom Hiddleston Golden Globes speech
The actor's speech didn't go down very well with the audience. Image via Golden Globes.

He then revealed that a group of Médecins Sans Frontiéres doctors had approached him one night to tell him that they had binge-watched The Night Manager one night when they were forced to stay indoors.

"The idea that I could provide - or that we could provide - some relief and entertainment for the people who worked for UNICEF ... who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken, made me immensely proud," he added.

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While the actor's heart was in the right place, he became the subject of online mockery for his "self-congratulatory" story.

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Today, Hiddleston has clarified his statements, telling fans that his "nerves got the better of me" during his speech.

"I completely agree that my speech at the Golden Globes last night was inelegantly expressed. In truth, I was very nervous, and my words just came out wrong," he wrote on his offical Facebook page.

"Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions."

At least we have another Tom Hiddleston moment (featuring our very own Nicole Kidman!) from the Golden Globes to make up for it, right?

Check out all of the red carpet goodness from this 2017 Golden Globes below. 

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